MBTA Operations Control Center Undergoes $6 Million Upgrade

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MBTA Operations Control Center Undergoes $6 Million Upgrade

Postby MNCRR9000 » Mon Nov 24, 2014 2:39 am

Happened to come across this article in Boston Magazine. The new facility looks impressive.

Come New Year’s Eve, when thousands of people pack the platforms and MBTA trains to get in and out of the city for the midnight celebrations, the “brains” behind the transit agency’s entire operations will be ready for nearly anything to happen.

On Monday, MassDOT officials showed off $6 million of upgrades recently made to the MBTA Operations Control Center on High Street near South Station, an expansive room of gadgetry where workers attentively sit behind desks and monitor dozens of large screens displaying blinking and flashing lights, and scan live feeds coming in from the hundreds of cameras that hang above riders’ heads at various stops, showing what’s happening along the tracks.

The overhaul, which included the installation of new HDTV screens with optimal imagery and supporting software, an upgraded internal network that allows employees manning the stations to handle more tasks than the previous operating system, and a brand new setup for the Transit Police officers tracking activity from the headquarters, was paid for through grant funding from the Department of Homeland Security. Officials said the equipment installation took five months, and wrapped up in late October.


http://www.bostonmagazine.com/news/blog ... r-upgrade/
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Re: MBTA Operations Control Center Undergoes $6 Million Upgr

Postby deathtopumpkins » Mon Nov 24, 2014 8:38 am

Damn, makes me wish I hadn't recently turned down an offer to tour it again.
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Re: MBTA Operations Control Center Undergoes $6 Million Upgr

Postby Gerry6309 » Mon Nov 24, 2014 9:46 am

To err is human - To really foul things up, use a computer :wink:
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Re: MBTA Operations Control Center Undergoes $6 Million Upgr

Postby dbperry » Sat Apr 16, 2016 11:10 am

A behind-the-scenes look at the MBTA's Operations Control Center.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KgwTp98Sik
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Re: MBTA Operations Control Center Undergoes $6 Million Upgr

Postby merrick1 » Sat Apr 16, 2016 6:59 pm

At 3:08 "countless other employees of the MBTA" don't they know how many they have? :-)
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Re: MBTA Operations Control Center Undergoes $6 Million Upgr

Postby CRail » Mon Apr 18, 2016 2:47 am

It's a constantly changing number.
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